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2023 EC Dressage Judges Clinics



Equestrian Canada is excited to present the following EC Dressage Judges Clinics for 2023: 

 

  • March 1, 2023: EC Dressage Judges Maintenance Clinic – Recorded/Basic - Virtual 

    • Clinician: William Warren (FEI 3 Dressage Judge, USEF Senior Dressage Judge)

    • Presented virtually by BlackHorse One and EC, available to any current EC Recorded or Basic Dressage Judge for maintenance purpose only. Sessions will focus on both the Theory and Practical sides of judging Dressage.

 

  • March 25, 2023: ENS/EC Dressage Judges Clinic

    • Clinician: Joan Macartney (EC Senior Dressage Judge, retired FEI 4* Dressage Judge)

    • Presented in-person by ENS in partnership with EC, aavailable to any current EC Dressage Judge (all levels) for maintenance purposes, and provincial level judges. Sessions will focus on both the Theory and Practical sides of judging Dressage including: Review of the Dressage Rules, Responsibilities of the Dressage Judge, Training Scale, Judging the Levels (Oral and Written), Open Discussion and more.

 

  • April 22-23, 2023: EC Dressage Judges Clinic – All Levels - In-Person

    • Clinician: Joan Macartney (EC Senior Dressage Judge, retired FEI 4* Dressage Judge)

    • Presented in-person by EC, available to any current EC Dressage Judge (all levels) for maintenance or promotion purposes, or for candidates interested in becoming an EC Dressage Judge. Sessions will focus on both the Theory and Practical sides of judging Dressage including: Review of the Dressage Rules, Responsibilities of the Dressage Judge, Training Scale, Judging the Levels (Oral and Written), Open Discussion and more. 

 



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2023 EC General Performance/Western Judge Clinics



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Equestrian Canada is excited to present the following EC General Performance/Western Judge Clinics for 2023: 

 

  • April 29-30, 2023: EC/SHF General Performance/Western Judge Clinics

    • Clinician: Tracy Dopko (EC Senior GP, Western, Hunter, Breed Sports Judge, Recorded Jumper Judge, EC Senior General Steward, Medium Dressage Steward and FEI Level 1 Jumping Steward)

    • Presented in-person by SHF in partnership with EC, available to all individuals involved in General Performance whether you wish to obtain or update your EC Judging Card(s) or Provincial Official certification. The General Performance Judge clinic will focus on judging and scoring Reining patterns, Hunter rounds, Jumper rounds, Western Riding patterns, Western Horsemanship, Showmanship, Halter and Trail Horse classes. These clinics will also be of great value to any competitor, trainer, coach or parent interested in improving competition results/scores.

 



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2023 EC Stewards Clinics



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Equestrian Canada is excited to present the following EC Stewards Clinics for 2023: 

  • March 25, 2023: EC/ENS General Stewards & Provincial Safety Officers Clinic

    • Clinicians: Sandra Conrad (FEI Level 2 Jumping Steward, EC Senior General Steward) and Anne Welch (FEI Level 3 Dressage Steward, EC Senior Dressage/General Steward)

    • Presented in-person by ENS in partnership with EC, available to any current EC General or Hunter/Jumper Steward for maintenance or promotion purposes or for candidates interested in becoming an EC General or Hunter/Jumper Steward, as well as provincial level officials and Provincial Safety Officers. Sessions will focus on both the theory and practical sides of stewarding including officials’ roles, stewarding practices, rules overview, and more. 

 

  • March 26, 2023: EC/ENS Dressage Stewards & Provincial Safety Officers Clinic

    • Clinician: Anne Welch (FEI Level 3 Dressage Steward, EC Senior Dressage/General Steward) 

    • Presented in-person by ENS in partnership with EC, available to any current EC Dressage Steward for maintenance or promotion purposes or for candidates interested in becoming an EC Dressage Steward, as well as provincial level officials and Provincial Safety Officers. Sessions will focus on both the theory and practical sides of stewarding Dressage including officials’ roles, stewarding practices, rules overview, and more.  

 

 

  • April 1, 2023: EC Dressage Stewards Clinic

    • Clinician: Anne Welch (FEI Level 3 Dressage Steward, EC Senior Dressage/General Steward)

    • Presented in-person by EC, available to any current EC Dressage Steward for maintenance or promotion purposes or for candidates interested in becoming an EC Dressage Steward. Sessions will focus on both the theory and practical sides of stewarding including officials’ roles, stewarding practices, rules overview, and more.

 

  • April 2, 2023: EC General Stewards Clinic

    • Clinician: Martha Worts (FEI Level 1 Jumping Steward, EC Senior General Steward)

    • Presented in-person by EC, available to any current EC General or Hunter/Jumper Steward for maintenance or promotion purposes or for candidates interested in becoming an EC General or Hunter/Jumper Steward. Sessions will focus on both the theory and practical sides of stewarding including officials’ roles, stewarding practices, rules overview, and more.



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AEF/EC Steward Clinic



If you're interested in learning about the roles of a steward at Hunter/Jumper sanctioned competitions and the process to obtain your Officials card, or if you're a current certified steward (AEF and EC) looking to maintain and update your officials status, the Clinic for Hunter and Jumper Stewards is the perfect opportunity for you! Clinician Susan Hawes will provide attendees with valuable information and updates on current AEF and EC rules, as well as proper protocols and standards of practice for stewards officiating at AEF and EC sanctioned competitions.



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Athlete Overview (Upload Document)



Upload an overview of your combination so that we may confirm that your training program and athlete performance level are at an appropriate level to complete the evaluation in the NCCP Competition Development Context. You may submit using your own planning documents or use the template provided.

 

The overview must include the following information:

  • Human and equine athlete ages & stage of development
  • Current performance level
  • Training age and history
  • Information regarding the number of training sessions and competitions in each period of the season


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CCES True Sport Clean



CCES True Sport Clean online anti-doping training



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CQ/EC - Online Officials Hunter/Jumper and Dressage Clinic Series



Online Officials Hunter/Jumper and Dressage Clinic series offered staring January 2023  

 

Cheval Québec, in agreement with Equestrian Canada, will offer a series of clinics for the officials in the Hunter, Jumper and Dressage disciplines starting mid-January 2023. 

 

These clinics, which will count to obtain official credentials in the various disciplines and functions, are meant to support candidate to start their pathway. 

 

People interested to become officials can now register for the different clinics. 

 

**Please note it is mandatory to attend all the sessions of a specific clinic in order for the clinic to count in your pathway to become an official**  

 

  • Jumper Judge Clinic with Marie-Hélène Laforest, Senior EC Jumper Judge – January 16, 18 and 23, 2023 from 6PM to 8PM EST. 
    This clinic is offered in French. Cost is $95 taxes included. 

  • General Steward Clinic with Martha Worts, Senior EC Steward and FEI1* Jumping Steward – January 25 & 30, February 1st, 2023 from 6PM to 8PM EST. 
    This clinic is offered in English. Cost is $95 taxes included. 

 

  • Hunter Judge Clinic with Ann Hodgson, Senior EC Jumper Judge – February 6, 8 and 13, 2023 from 6PM to 8PM EST. 
    This clinic is offered in English. Cost is $95 taxes included.

 

  • Introductory Dressage Steward Clinic with Anne Welch, Senior EC Steward and FEI2* Dressage Steward – March 13, 15 and 20, 2023 from 6PM to 8PM EST. 
    This clinic is offered in English. Cost is $95 taxes included . This clinic is reserved only to candidates. 

 

  • Hunter/Jumper Course Designer Clinic with Charles Légaré, Senior EC Hunter/Jumper Course Designer – February 15, 20, 22 and 27, 2023 from 6PM to 8PM EST. 
    This clinic is offered in French. Cost is $115 taxes included. 

Clinics will have real-time closed captions translated into another language as chosen by the auditor. Cheval Québec staff member will be in attendance at each session to help on the translation of Q&A. 

 

For additional questions, please reach out to Anabelle Morante at competitions@cheval.quebec or Alexandra Hill at programmes@cheval.quebec.



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EC Dressage and Para-Dressage Officials Clinics



Successful completion of this clinic is required as part of the Dressage and Para-Dressage Officials maintenance and promotion requirements. Attendees must participate in the clinic in its entirety and achieve a passing grade on the exam to receive clinic credit.



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EC Dressage Judges Clinic



ATTENDANCE: This clinic is available to any current EC Dressage Judge for maintenance purposes or for candidates interested in becoming an EC Dressage Judge.

 

CLINICIANS:

Brenda Minor: EC Senior Dressage Judge and FEI 4* Dressage Judge.

Joan Macartney: EC Senior Dressage and Para-Dressage Judge, retired FEI 4* Dressage Judge.

 

AGENDA: Sessions will focus on both the Theory and Practical sides of Dressage Judging including: Review of the Dressage Rules, Responsibilities of the Dressage Judge, Training Scale, Judging the Levels (Oral and Written), Open Discussion and more. 



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EC Dressage Stewards Clinic



Equestrian Canada is excited to present a Dressage Stewards Clinic at Wesley Clover Parks, December 3, 2022 from 9:00am - 5:00pm ET.

 

Register deadline: Nov. 25, 2022

Registration: $150.00

 

CLINCIAN: Anne Welch (FEI Level 2 Dressage Steward, EC Senior Dressage/General Steward)

 

ATTENDANCE: This clinic is available to any current EC Dressage Steward for maintenance or promotion purposes or for candidates interested in becoming an EC Dressage Steward.

 

AGENDA: Sessions will focus on both the theory and practical sides of stewarding including officials’ roles, stewarding practices, rules overview, and more. 



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EC Driving Officials Clinics



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Equestrian Canada is excited to present the following EC Driving Officials Clinics for 2023: 

 

  • April 28-30, 2023: HCBC/EC Driving Officials Clinic

    • Clinician: Francois Bergeron (FEI Level 2 and EC Sr Combined Driving Judge)

    • Presented in-person by HCBC in partnership with EC, available to any current EC Combined Driving Judge or TD for maintenance or promotion purposes or for candidates interested in becoming an EC Combined Driving Judge or TD, as well as any Driving enthusiasts. Join us for a weekend of driving education with two days of classroom learning and one day of practical live judging. Includes two days of classroom, one day of live practical judging, breakfast and lunch Friday and Saturday, Friday evening Welcome reception and Education night.

 



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EC Eventing Judge/TD Clinic – AB



EC Eventing Judge/TD Clinic – AB – August 20 - 21, 2022 in conjunction with the Alhambra Summer Horse Trials in Red Deer, AB. 

 

CLINCIAN: John Williams, FEI Level 3 Eventing CD, FEI Level 2 Eventing TD, USEF S Eventing CD/TD 

 

ATTENDANCE: This clinic is available to any current EC Eventing Judge or TD for maintenance purposes or for candidates interested in becoming an EC Eventing Judge or TD. 

 

AGENDA: Sessions will focus on both the Theory and Practical sides of Eventing including officials’ roles, the event itself, risk management, judging concepts, course design concepts, rules overview, and more.

 

2022 EC Eventing Judge and TD Information Sheet (AB)



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EC Eventing Judge/TD Clinic – ON



EC Eventing Judge/TD Clinic – ON – July 9-10, 2022 in conjunction with the WILL O' WIND CCI 2*/3*/4*S & SUMMER TRIALS in Mono, ON. 

 

CLINCIAN: Sally Ike,  USEF S Eventing Judge/TD

 

ATTENDANCE: This clinic is available to any current EC Eventing Judge or TD for maintenance purposes or for candidates interested in becoming an EC Eventing Judge or TD.

 

AGENDA: Sessions will focus on both the Theory and Practical sides of Eventing including officials’ roles, the event itself, risk management, judging concepts, course design concepts, rules overview, and more.  

 

2022 EC Eventing Judge and TD Information Sheet (ON)



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EC Eventing Officials Clinics



Equestrian Canada is excited to present the following EC Eventing Officials Clinics for 2023: 

 

  • June 17-18, 2023: EC Eventing Judge/TD Clinic – In-Person

    • Clinician: Wayne Quarles (FEI Level 3 Eventing Judge/TD/Steward, USEF S Eventing Judge/TD)

    • Presented in-person by EC, available to any current EC Eventing Judge or TD for maintenance or promotion purposes, or for candidates interested in becoming an EC Eventing Judge or TD. Sessions will focus on both the Theory and Practical sides of Eventing including officials’ roles, the event itself, risk management, judging concepts, course design concepts, rules overview, and more.

 

  • July 31 - August 1, 2023: EC Eventing Course Design Clinic – In-Person

    • Clinician: Jay Hambly (FEI Level 3 Eventing CD, EC Level 3 Eventing CD)

    • Presented in-person by EC, available to any current EC Eventing CD or TD for maintenance purposes or promotion purposes, or for candidates interested in becoming an EC Eventing CD or TD. Sessions will focus on both the Theory and Practical sides of Eventing course design including officials’ roles, the event itself, risk management, course design concepts, equipment overview and more. 



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EC General Stewards Clinic



Equestrian Canada is excited to present a General Stewards Clinic at the Wesley Clover Parks, December, 4 2022 from 9:00am - 5:00pm ET.

 

Register deadline: Nov. 25, 2022

Registration: $150.00

 

CLINCIAN: Martha Worts (EC Senior General Steward)

 

ATTENDANCE: This clinic is available to any current EC General or Hunter/Jumper Steward for maintenance or promotion purposes or for candidates interested in becoming an EC General or Hunter/Jumper Steward.

 

AGENDA: Sessions will focus on both the theory and practical sides of stewarding including officials’ roles, stewarding practices, rules overview, and more. 



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EC hosted Webinars



A variety of webinars proudly offered by Equestrian Canada to it's members. Coaches earn 1 PD point.



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EC Hunter and Jumper Rules Review



ATTENDANCE: Anyone interested in learning about the 2022 rule changes for Section G: Hunter, Jumper, Equitation and Hack.

 

CLINICIANS:

Colleen Hoffman: EC Senior Hunter and Jumper Judge, FEI Level 3 Jumper Judge.

Courtney Anderson: EC Senior Hunter and Jumper Judge, FEI Level 3 Jumper Judge.

 

AGENDA: Sessions will focus reviewing the changes and updates to the 2022 Section G Rules: Hunter, Jumper Equitation and Hack. Sessions will include time for questions.



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EC Hunter Judge Clinic - RAWF



Equestrian Canada is excited to present a Hunter Judge Clinic at the Royal Agricultural Fair, Nov. 4 2022 from 9:00am - 5:00pm ET.

Register deadline: Oct. 30, 2022

Regular $200.00

 

CLINCIAN: Randy Roy (EC Sr. Hunter/Jumper Judge and Course Designer)

ATTENDANCE: This clinic is available to any current EC Hunter Judge for maintenance or promotion purposes or for candidates interested in becoming an EC Hunter Judge.

AGENDA: Sessions will focus on both the theory and practical sides of Hunters including officials’ roles, the competition itself, judging concepts, rules overview, and more.



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EC Hunter Judge Clinic - Virtual



Equestrian Canada is excited to present a Hunter Judge Clinic virtually, Nov. 26 2022 from 10:00am - 5:00pm EST.

Register deadline: Nov. 18, 2022

Cost $100.00

 

CLINCIAN: Julie Winkel (USEF R Hunter/Jumper Judge)

ATTENDANCE: This clinic is available to any current EC Hunter Judge for maintenance or promotion purposes or for candidates interested in becoming an EC Hunter Judge.

AGENDA: Sessions will focus on both the theory and practical sides of Hunters including officials’ roles, the competition itself, judging concepts, rules overview, and more.



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EC Hunter/Jumper Course Design Clinic



Equestrian Canada is excited to present a Hunter/Jumper Course Design Clinic at Bond Head Community Centre and Ghostwood Farm, November 21-22, from 9:00am - 4:00pm ET.

 

Register deadline: Nov. 14, 2022

Registration: $300.00

Registration Form: 2022 EC Hunter/Jumper Course Design Clinic - ON

 

CLINCIANS:
Evie Frisque - EC Senior H/J, FEI Level 1 Jumping Course Designer
Sally Sainsbury - EC Senior Jumper Course Designer
Chris Brandt - EC Senior H/J, FEI Level 2 Jumping Course Designer 

 

ATTENDANCE: Open to EC licensed Hunter and Jumper Course Designers and applicants, coaches and all interested individuals.

 

AGENDA: “The Master Plan” clinic will present the basic fundamentals and trends of current hunter and jumper course design. The clinic will benefit current EC course designers and those interested in becoming course designers. The clinic will also focus on the basics of course design for those participating and interested in Eventing and stadium jumping.

 

2022 EC Hunter/Jumper Course Design Clinic - Information Sheet



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EC Hunter/Jumper Officials Clinics



Successful completion of this virtual clinic is required as part of the EC Officials maintenance and promotion requirements. Attendees must participate in the clinic in its entirety and achieve a passing grade on the exam to receive clinic credit.



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EC Jumper Judge January Clinic - Virtual



Equestrian Canada is excited to present a Jumper Judge Clinic virtually, January 14, 2023 from 10:00am - 5:00pm EST.

Register deadline: Jan. 6, 2023

Cost $100.00

 

CLINCIAN: Alexa Knox (EC Sr. Jumper Judge)

ATTENDANCE: This clinic is available to any current EC Jumper Judge for maintenance or promotion purposes or for candidates interested in becoming an EC Jumper Judge.

AGENDA: Sessions will focus on both the theory and practical sides of Jumping including officials’ roles, the competition itself, judging concepts, rules overview, and more. 



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EC Jumper Judge November Clinic - Virtual



Equestrian Canada is excited to present a Jumper Judge Clinic virtually, Nov. 19 2022 from 9:00am - 4:00pm CST (10:00am - 5:00pm EST).

Register deadline: Nov. 11, 2022

Cost $100.00

 

CLINCIAN: Lisa Osachoff (FEI Level 3 Jumping Judge, EC Sr. Hunter/Jumper Judge)

ATTENDANCE: This clinic is available to any current EC Jumper Judge for maintenance or promotion purposes or for candidates interested in becoming an EC Jumper Judge.

AGENDA: Sessions will focus on both the theory and practical sides of Jumping including officials’ roles, the competition itself, judging concepts, rules overview, and more. 



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EC Jumper Judge October Clinic - Virtual



Equestrian Canada is excited to present a Jumper Judge Clinic virtually, Oct. 15 2022 from 9:00am - 4:00pm CST.

Register deadline: Oct. 7, 2022

Cost $100.00

 

CLINCIAN: Alexa Knox (EC Sr. Jumper Judge)

ATTENDANCE: This clinic is available to any current EC Jumper Judge for maintenance or promotion purposes or for candidates interested in becoming an EC Jumper Judge.

AGENDA: Sessions will focus on both the theory and practical sides of Jumping including officials’ roles, the competition itself, judging concepts, rules overview, and more.  



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EC Learn To - English Rider Level 1-6 Evaluator Training



The Equestrian Canada (EC), English Learn to Ride programs begin for junior and senior riders, at Rider Level 1 introducing the basics of horsemanship and rider skills from the first experience to Rider Level 10. The Learn to Ride program is designed to be guided by a Certified and Licensed Instructor or Coach, to ensure that the concepts are clearly understood before the rider progresses to more challenging levels. The program provides an opportunity for riders to progress, demonstrating their skills through a series of increasingly complex written tests, interviews, and under-saddle jump and flat tests. Upon completing this training Licensed and NCCP Certified Instructors and Coaches will be eligible to evaluate for Learn to Ride up to and including level 6 depending on pre-requisites achieved. Evaluators will be provided with all the necessary tools and information to begin testing. 

English Rider Level 1-2

  • Must be an Equestrian Canada current certified Instructor or Coach who is trained to evaluate the rider levels.
  • May be evaluated by own current certified Instructor or Coach who is trained to evaluate the rider levels.
  • May be evaluated by a single evaluator. English Rider Level 3-4
  • Must be an Equestrian Canada current certified Coach who is trained to evaluate the rider levels.
  • May be evaluated by own current certified Coach who is trained to evaluate the rider levels.
  • May be evaluated by the current Instructor with Jump Module (if not their own students) who are trained to evaluate the rider levels.  Note: If candidates are NOT doing the Jump Module, then a current Instructor without the jump module may evaluate (not their own students)
  • May be evaluated by a single evaluator.

English Rider Level 5

  • Must be an Equestrian Canada current certified Coach who is trained to evaluate the rider levels.
  • Evaluators may not evaluate their own students.
  • May be evaluated by a single evaluator.

 

English Rider Level 6-7-8

  • Must be an Equestrian Canada current certified Coach who is trained to evaluate the rider levels.
  • Evaluators are approved only after they have attended two training events. One may be a classroom presentation of the levels and one event must be to shadow a Rider Level evaluation completing their own set of marking papers to the satisfaction of the Mentor Evaluator. The candidate evaluator may shadow two evaluations as an option.
  • Evaluators may not evaluate their own students.
  • May be evaluated by a single evaluator.


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EC Learn To - Western Rider Level 1-4 and Intermediate Rider Basic Training Evaluator Training



The Equestrian Canada (EC), Western Learn to Ride program begins for athletes at Rider Level 1, introducing the basics of horsemanship and rider skills from the first experience to Rider Level 4, and the Intermediate Rider Levels. The Learn to Ride program is designed to be guided by a Certified and Licensed Instructor or Coach, to ensure that the concepts are clearly understood as the athlete progresses to each more challenging level. The program provides an opportunity for athletes to progress by demonstrating their skills through a series of written tests, interviews, and under saddle tests at each level. The aim of the Rider Level evaluator training clinic is to train Instructors and Coaches to understand and detect the requirements for a Rider level candidate to be successful. They will also learn the procedures for setting up an evaluation. Upon completing this training, to become a Rider Level evaluator, Licensed and NCCP Certified Instructors will be eligible to evaluate for Learn to Ride Levels 1-4. Licensed and NCCP Certified Coaches will be eligible to evaluate for Rider Levels 1-4 and Intermediate Rider Basic Training. Evaluators will be provided with all the necessary tools and information to begin testing.



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EC Randy Roy Hunter Judge Promotion and Maintenance Clinic



Join renowned EC Senior Hunter Judge and Course Designer, Randy Roy, for a one-day online promotion and maintenance clinic for Hunter Judges. The course will cover hunters, hunt seat equitation, hack, & conformation with the learning outcomes being the following: - Marking cards and using symbols consistently and efficiently. - Identifying faults and strengths in each discipline and how to rate them accordingly. - How to “think like a judge” by engaging in question and answer sessions, & reviewing and discussing RAWF footage. - Being up-to-date on current issues. - Understanding your role as a judge and what makes a for an outstanding judge. Participants will also receive a copy of Randy Roy’s book “You be the Judge” as pre-course preparation material and a hand’s on document to be used throughout the clinic and beyond. We look forward to seeing our current and aspiring hunter judges online this May 1st, 2021!

*please note that the cost of the book and shipping are included in the registration fee.



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EC Virtual Officials Clinic



Successful completion of this virtual clinic is required as part of the EC Officials maintenance and promotion requirements. Attendees must participate in the clinic in its entirety and achieve a passing grade on the exam to receive clinic credit.



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EC's training for online delivery



In this one-hour training, you will learn more about best practices when delivering EC or NCCP materials in an online environment. This training is currently best suited for Coach Developers and Officials looking to learn more about platforms used for Online Delivery.



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EC-MHC Hosted Officials Clinics



MHC in partnership with Equestrian Canada is offering an Officials Clinic.



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EC/HCBC Dressage Judges Clinic



EC/HCBC DRESSAGE JUDGES CLINIC: September 16-18th, 2022  at the Saanich Fair Grounds in Saanichton BC

 

CLINICIAN: Cara Whitham, EC Senior and FEI 5* Dressage Judge

 

ATTENDANCE: This clinic is a must attend for all HCBC, EC Dressage Officials needing updating, anyone wanting to become a Dressage Judge and wanting to start their education with one of the best or Dressage riders wanting to know what will earn you those top scores.

 

AGENDA: To be Announced closer to the clinic date.

 

*Friday will be a shortened evening session and not a full day*



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External Webinars



Please find below a list of webinars available from Equestrian Canada Education partners.



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international



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MHC/EC Steward Clinic



EC DRESSAGE STEWARD CLINIC - JUNE 30, 2022 in conjunction with the Lemonade Daze Gold Dressage Show July 1-3, 2022 at the Keystone Centre in Brandon Manitoba.

 

CLINICIAN: Anne Welch, EC Senior Dressage Steward, FEI 2* Dressage Steward

 

ATTENDANCE: This clinic is available to any current EC Dressage Stewards for maintenance and promotion purposes or for candidates interested in becoming an EC Dressage Steward. Other Officials and Coaches interested in additional education are wlecome (coaches will gain 3 PD points).

 

AGENDA: The focus of this clinic is on Stewarding at sanctioned Bronze/Silver/Gold and Championship competitions. The clinic format will include a lecture, problem solveing with presentation, mini quizzes, group work and interactive discussion. Topics will include: Introduction and Overview of Steward, Pre-Competition, Safety, Health and Welfare, Para Dressage, Competition Day, Reporting and more!

 

Muffins, coffee, water and lunch included.

Early Bird registration $125 + GST: Deadline June 1, 2022

Regular registration $145 + GST Registration closes June 24, 2022



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NCCP Competition Development: High Performance 1 (HP1) information session



Learn more about the NCCP Competition Development: High Performance 1 (HP1) Certification pathway, eligibility requirements and cohort process.

 

Please note that this presentation will be delivered in English. Bilingual staff will be present to address any questions raised in both languages. Participants who attend this presentation, materials will be shared in both official languages following the session.

 

Cette séance d'information portera sur les étapes, les critères d'admissibilité et le processus du programme pilote de la certification de Compétition - développement CE PNCE : Haute performance 1 (HP1).

 

Cette séance d'information sera présentée en anglais seulement. Des employés CE bilingues seront présents afin de répondre aux questions dans les deux langues. Les participant(e)s qui seront présent(e)s à la séance d'information recevront tout le matériel dans les deux langues officielles après la présentation.



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NCCP Performance Planning and Advanced Practice Planning for Equestrian Sport



This is a Competition Development equestrian specific course. Please note that this course will be delivered in English, although bilingual staff will be present to offer explanations and answer questions in both official languages.

 

In order to achieve peak performance, an athlete’s training program needs to be periodized according to the demands of their sport, as well as their individual development needs. The Performance Planning and Advanced Practice Planning for equestrian sport module allows coaches to reflect on the structure of a yearly plan, and appropriately sequence training and development priorities so as to achieve peak performance.

 

This module is a perfect next-step after the Design an Equestrian Sport Program module. 

 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Perform a thorough analysis of the demands of your athletes’ sport at the elite (high-performance) level;
  • Outline a program structure based on training and competition opportunities;
  • Identify appropriate measures for promoting athlete development within your own program;
  • Integrate yearly training priorities in your own program;
  • Organize and sequence training priorities and objectives on a weekly basis to optimize adaptations; 
  • Evaluate the ability of your athletes/team to perform up to their potential in competition;
  • Identify the factors that affect practice planning;
  • ensure that practice plans are consistent with the microcycles and phases of which they are part;
  • sequence exercises in a practice so that their order is consistent with the research on sequencing;
  • develop a plan for training technical and tactical abilities over a microcycle; and
  • develop a plan for a microcycle that helps athletes taper before a competition.


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OE Coach Developer Meeting



This is a free 1.5 hour monthly webinar format meeting.  Exclusively for EC/NCCP Certified OE Coach Developers made possible by Mike King and CapriCMW.  Each month we will address some of the questions, concerns and challenges relating to the EC Coaching Program and provide up-to-date information.

All OE Coach Developers are encouraged to attend but a recording of each meeting will be made available for those who were unable to join.



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OE Coach Info Webinar



This lunch and learn webinar series sponsored by CapriCMW is offered for free to all OE members, coaches, instructors and candidates.  One day each month there will be a 1.5 hour presentation with information pertaining to the EC Coaching Program.  



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PARA-EQUESTRIAN EDUCATION FOR ALL



Upcoming Para-Equestrian Education for ALL Clinics in Western Canada

Join Clive Milkins, Technical Advisor for the Equestrian Canada (EC) Para-Dressage program for one of twoPara-Equestrian clinics being held this November in Warmen, SK, and Cochrane, AB. These clinics are designed to educate attendees on topics associated with coaching riders with an impairment and to encourage EC certified coaches to include riders with impairments in their training and competitive programs.

Each of the clinics are offered as one- or two-day sessions with a two-day discount with a maximum of 25 participants. All four clinics are open to coaches, officials, athletes, volunteers, and parents to attend. 

 



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SHF/EC Course Design Clinic



Saskatchewan Horse Federation in partnership with Equestrian Canada is offering a 2023 course design clinic in Saskatoon. Please visit https://saskhorse.ca/Calendar?Year=2023&Month=10&MoreInfo=10818&Date=2023-10-30 and outline PDF for more information. 

 

All inquiries to Victoria Kendall at vickendall@hotmail.com or 306-241-2579. 



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Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) (Upload Document)



To obtain a vulnerable sector search, you must contact your local police department. This search differs from a regular Criminal Record Check as it specifically verifies elements relevant for people working with vulnerable populations and may take several weeks to obtain. Most police departments require a letter from the requesting organization to complete the check.

Once you have received the results of your vulnerable sector search, please upload them here.

All individuals born on or before February 28, 1986, must submit a completed Vulnerable Sector Search. 

For Toronto, ON residents, please visit the resource section: https://campus.equestrian.ca/student/documents.php

 


Questions concerning vulnerable sector checks should be directed to your local police service. In British Columbia, you should contact the British Columbia Criminal Records Review Program.


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Yearly Training Plan (Document Upload)



In order to engage in the certification process, you must currently be working with a Yearly Training Plan (YTP) and submit it for review to ensure the plan is at an appropriate level of development to effectively participate in the performance planning training module and/or proceed directly to evaluation.You may submit your plan in whichever format you feel most comfortable with. A copy of the template used in the Performance Planning training module is available for download.

 

If you are applying to participate in the cohorted program, please include a copy of the plan you are using for the current season. It will serve as a baseline upon for you build upon as complete the training throughout the cohort.

If you are submitting for the purposes of going direct to evaluation, this is the plan you will be including in your portfolio and that will be accessed as part of the certification process.



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Conferences and Symposiums



Conferences and symposiums offering relevant professional development for coaches in the equestrian industry are offered by organizations other than Equestrian Canada.  You will be directed to third party websites to obtain more information and register for these events.



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NCCP Long-Term Equestrian Development



This module will provide participants with an explanation and exploration of ‘What is LTED’ and where both athletes and coaches fit.  Participants will understand that the LTED Framework defines optimal training, competition, and recovery programs based on biological age rather than chronological age, therefore based on human growth and development principles.  Along with encouraging an athlete-centred approach to equestrian development, athletes with a disability will see how they can achieve success and enjoyment in the sport.  There will be discussions surrounding optimal windows of trainability and training vs growth and development, training vs competition, and recommended competition to training ratios and development stages. 

When registering for this module, you will receive complimentary access to the Sport for Life Society's Introduction to Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity eLearning course.

Training applicable to: Coaches, Parents, Officials, Facility Owners, Riders

Certification Contexts: Instructor; Competition-Coach; Competition Coach Specialist; High-Performance 1



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NCCP Analyzing Beginner Equestrian Performance



Analyzing Beginner Equestrian Performance teaches the equestrian instructor and coach how to apply a basic framework to detect and correct skill errors in beginner participants. 

 

Upon completion, you will be able to: 

  • Detect common errors and prioritize them for correction 

  • Analyze performance errors and help beginner participants understand and make corrections 



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NCCP Plan an Equestrian Practice



Plan an Equestrian Practice helps coaches develop the skills needed to plan a practice (lesson) that meets the standard of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and to develop an Emergency Action Plan.  This module prepares coaches to plan safe and effective lessons.  The Equestrian Canada NCCP Plan an Equestrian Practice module will prepare you to:

  • Explain the importance of logistics in the development of a practice (lesson) plan
  • Establish an appropriately structured lesson and identify appropriate activities in accordance with EC's LTED Framework

Certification Contexts: Instructor; Competition-Coach; Competition Coach Specialist



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Rookie Riders 1 Instructor Training



The fun-filled, active workshop focused on the instruction of fundamental skills and group management skills in a non-equestrian environment.  At the completion of the program, instructor candidates will:

  • Be familiar with the ground and barrel skills in the program
  • Have practiced performing and teaching the majority of the skills included in the program
  • Able to manage a large group of participants and lead small group activities using Rookie Riders lesson plans
  • Be confident in their ability to deliver the Rookie Riders program to participants in the FUNDamentals and Learn to Train stages of development

Workshop participants will be given access to the PLAYBuilder App for a period of 1 year which includes access to pre-built lesson plans, instructional videos and other support resources as part of the workshop package.  The workshop involves a high degree of physical activity, instructor candidates should be physically fit, capable of performing most skills in the Rookie Riders program.



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Rookie Riders 2 Instructor Training



The second part of Rookie Riders Coach training will teach coaches to incorporate a horse(s) into the Rookie Riders program - this is for those Rookie Riders coaches teaching in equestrian facilities.



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Rookie Riders Facilitator Training



Training to become a Rookie Riders Learning Facilitator to be able to train other coaches. To complete this training you must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed Rookie Riders Instructor Training
  • Experience running the Rookie Riders program
  • NCCP Certified Instructor or Coach
  • Ability to demonstrate the majority of skills in the program
  • Experience working with physical literacy programs is an asset


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NCCP Design an Equestrian Sport Program



The Design an Equestrian Sport Program teaches Competition Coaches how to design a basic sport program.  This module will take place over four consecutive weeks. Participants must attend all sessions to receive credit.

Certification Contexts: Competition-Coach; Competition Coach Specialist; High-Performance 1



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NCCP Manage an Equestrian Sport Program



The Manage an Equestrian Sport Program teaches Competition Coaches how to effectively manage an equestrian sport program in order to meet the training and competition needs of athletes. 

 

Upon completion, you will be able to: 

  • Manage administrative aspects of an equestrian sport program and oversee logistics 

  • Report on athlete progress throughout program 



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Analyzing Performance Clinic, Competition Coach - English



The Analyzing Performance Clinic, Competition Coach - English is designed to help Competition Coaches develop, or refine, their analytical skills.

 

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Detect performance errors that are consistent with athlete development guidelines for the appropriate stage of athlete development
  • Analyze performance errors and help athletes understand and make corrections


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Analyzing Performance, Competition Coach Specialist - Dressage



The Competition Coach Analyzing Performance Clinic - Dressage is designed to help Competition Coaches develop their analytical skills.

 

Upon completion, you will be able to:

 

  • Detect performance errors that are consistent with athlete development guidelines for the appropriate stage of athlete development
  • Analyze performance errors and help athletes understand and make corrections


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Competition Coach Specialist Eventing Analyzing Performance Clinic



Analyzing Performance, Competition Coach Specialist Eventing is designed to help Competition Coaches develop their analytical skills.  

 

Upon completion, you will be able to: 

  • Detect performance errors that are consistent with athlete development guidelines for the appropriate stage of athlete development 

  • Analyze performance errors and help athletes understand and make corrections 



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Competition Coach Specialist General Performance Analyzing Performance Clinic



Analyzing Performance, Competition Coach Specialist – General Performance is designed to help Competion Coaches develop their analytical skills.  

 

Upon completion, you will be able to: 

  • Detect performance errors that are consistent with athlete development guidelines for the appropriate stage of athlete development 

  • Analyze performance errors and help athletes understand and make corrections 



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Competition Coach Specialist Jump Analyzing Performance Clinic



Analyzing Performance, Competition Coach Specialist – Jump is designed to help Competition Coaches develop their analytical skills.  

 

Upon completion, you will be able to: 

  • Detect performance errors that are consistent with athlete development guidelines for the appropriate stage of athlete development 

  • Analyze performance errors and help athletes understand and make corrections



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Competition Coach Specialist Reining Analyzing Performance Clinic



Analyzing Performance, Competition Coach Specialist – Reining is designed to help Competition Coaches develop their analytical skills.  

 

Upon completion, you will be able to: 

  • Detect performance errors that are consistent with athlete development guidelines for the appropriate stage of athlete development 

  • Analyze performance errors and help athletes understand and make corrections 



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Competition Coach Specialist Speed Events Analyzing Performance Clinic



Analyzing Performance, Competition Coach Specialist – Speed Events is designed to help Competition Coaches develop their analytical skills.  

 

Upon completion, you will be able to: 

  • Detect performance errors that are consistent with athlete development guidelines for the appropriate stage of athlete development 

  • Analyze performance errors and help athletes understand and make corrections 



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Competition Coach Western Analyzing Performance Clinic



Analyzing Performance Clinic, Competion Coach - Western is designed to help Competition Coaches develop their analytical skills.  

 

Upon completion, you will be able to: 

  • Detect performance errors that are consistent with athlete development guidelines for the appropriate stage of athlete development 

  • Analyze performance errors and help athletes understand and make corrections 



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International Trainers Passport Application



First time application for EC NCCP certified coaches who wish to coach outside of Canada.

 

First time applications are submitted for the IGEQ level required according to current NCCP certification. 

 

EC Licensed Coaches and NCCP Certified Coaches are eligible for an IGEQ International Level 1 passport.

 

EC NCCP Competition Coach Specialists are eligible for an IGEQ International Level 2 passport.

 

EC NCCP Competition Development Coaches (HP1) are eligible for an IGEQ International Level 3 passport.



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Equine Clean Sport



Equine Clean Sport is designed to help coaches develop practices and understand the use of medications that will lead to an Equine Clean Sport.  

 

Upon completion, you will be able to: 

  • Understand and implement the medication rules for competition that support an Equine Clean Sport 

  • Interpret results from various clinical methods of determining injuries and understand the acceptable treatments within the parameters set out by the various national and international competition guidelines 

  • Select the best course of action to maintain an Equine Clean Sport 



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Manage a High Performance Equestrian Sport Program



The Manage a High Performance Equestrian Sport Program provides High Performance 1 Coaches with the opportunity to plan and interact with program budgeting, setting staff and team expectations, arranging team travel, building athlete agreements, and reporting on athlete/team progress, looking at nutrition plans and insurance coverage for competitive equestrians. 

 

Upon completion, you will be able to: 

  • Plan and manage the elements of a high performance program 

  • Understand equine nutrition for the performance horse 

  • Understand insurance requirements for competitive equestrians 



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NCCP Advanced Practice Planning for Equestrian Sport



NCCP Advanced Practice Planning for Equestrian Sport is designed to teach High Performance 1 Coaches about the impact of daily training sequencing and the manipulations that can affect training outcomes. This module is an ideal follow-up to NCCP’s Planning a Practice. Coaches are advised to take the NCCP Performance Planning module before taking NCCP Advanced Practice Planning. 

 

Upon completion, you will be able to: 

  • Take logistics into account when planning sessions and seasons 

  • Sequence and adjust session exercises for best outcomes 

  • Ensure  consistency within sessions, microcycles (weekly plan) and yearly plans 

  • Train a technical or tactical ability over several microcyles 



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NCCP Performance Planning for Equestrian Sport



The Performance Planning for High-Performance Training course is  part of the NCCP High Performance 1 certification program and is designed to enable coaches to:

  • Outline their program structure based on yearly training and competition opportunities;
  • Identify training goals and priorities;
  • Monitor progress and identify appropriate measures to promote rider/horse development and fitness;
  • Organize and sequence training priorities and objectives on a weekly basis (microcycles) to optimize
  • performance;
  • Execute strategies for tapering and peaking athletes


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Prevention and Recovery - Equine



Prevention and Recovery – Equine is designed to help High Performance 1 Coaches develop effective equine conditioning programs specific to their discipline. 

 

Upon completion, you will be able to: 

  • Understand the effect of a conditioning program, taking into account the horse’s various physiological systems 

  • Recognize the link between optimal performance and discipline specific conditioning 

  • Develop, implement and analyze discipline-specific conditioning objectives and programs  



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Basic Mental Skills



Basic Mental Skills (Multisport) is designed to help coaches recognize when athletes need some help with their mental skills and know how to help them improve these skills. 

 

Upon completion, you will be able to: 

  • Help athletes be mentally prepared for competition 

  • Integrate mental-preparation strategies into lessons 



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NCCP Advanced Practice Planning



Advanced Practice Planning (Multisport) examines the impact of daily training sequencing and the manipulations that can affect training outcomes. This is an ideal follow-up to NCCP Planning a Practice. Coaches are advised to take NCCP Performance Planning before taking NCCP Advanced Practice Planning. 

 

Upon completion, you will be able to: 

  • Identify the factors that affect practice planning 

  • Ensure that practice plans are consistent with the applicable microcycles and phases  

  • Sequence practice exercises appropriately 

  • Develop a microcycle plan for training technical and tactical abilities that helps athletes taper before a competition 

 

This course is delivered by the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives of the Coaching Association of Canada.  You will be taken to a 3rd party website to register.



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NCCP Coaching and Leading Effectively



Coaching and Leading Effectively is designed to help coaches learn how to take leadership action to improve the conditions that support athlete performance. 

 

After finishing this module, coaches will have drafted a personalized coaching philosophy. In particular, they’ll be able to: 

  • Develop a coaching philosophy based on the reflections of values and how and why one coaches.  
  • Demonstrate behaviours to create an inclusive, safe, positive sport environment 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the leadership role in the broader sport community  
  • Develop opportunities to foster a culture based on excellence, positive performance, and growth in sport  


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NCCP Developing Athletic Abilities



Developing Athletic Abilities (Multisport) is designed to help coaches oversee training programs and make recommendations for athletes at the appropriate stages.   

 

Upon completion, you will be able to: 

  • Identify the athletic abilities that support performance within your sport 

  • Interpret the results of athletic & fitness tests  

  • Provide guidance in the athlete’s overall training plan so that athletic development and safety are optimized  



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NCCP Make Ethical Decisions



Making Ethical Decisions (Multisport) is designed to equip instructors and coaches to handle ethical situations with confidence and surety.  

 

Upon completion of this course, the Coaching Association of Canada's $85 On-line Evaluation Fee for Make Ethical Decisions will be waived.  Successful completion of the evaluation is necessary for coach certification in any NCCP program. 

 

Certification Contexts: Instructor; Competition-Coach; Competition Coach Specialist; High-Performance 1



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NCCP Managing Conflict



NCCP Managing Conflict introduces new and experienced coaches to the impact of conflict on sport in their day-to-day coaching practice. This module teaches key skills for achieving positive outcomes using effective conflict management techniques. 

 

Learning outcomes  

After completing the NCCP Managing Conflict training module, coaches will be able to: 

  • Identify common sources of conflict in sport 
  • Take steps to prevent and resolve conflict resulting from misinformation, miscommunication or misunderstanding 

  • Listen and speak for themselves in conflict situations to maintain positive and healthy relationships with athletes, parents, guardians, officials, other coaches and administrators 



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NCCP Prevention and Recovery (Human Athlete)



 The NCCP Prevention and Recovery module provides strategies and techniques to prevent injury, while also improving performance. These 2 concepts are closely connected. Strategies that help with 1 of the concepts, directly influence the other.  

This workshop supports coaches in preventing injury. It does not prepare coaches to intervene medically with an injured athlete. It’s highly recommended that coaches take a first-aid course or have someone who has first-aid training be on site with them at all times during practices. 

 

Learning outcomes

After finishing this module, coaches will be able to design a personalized Prevention Action Plan (PAP), which will enhance their athletes’ performance and assist in preventing injuries. In particular, coaches will be able to:  

  • Identify common injuries in sport  
  • Identify prevention and recovery strategies for common injuries in sport  
  • Design and implement appropriate warm-ups and cool-downs  
  • Choose skills and drills that help athletes perform skills correctly  
  • Support athletes’ return to sport through awareness and proactive leadership  
  • Implement recovery and regeneration techniques to maintain or return to optimal performance in training and competition  
  • Provide appropriate information and guidance on hydration, nutrition and sleep that will each contribute to optimal performance in training and competition  


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NCCP Psychology of Performance



The goal of the NCCP Psychology of Performance module is to support coaches in developing mental skills in their day-to-day practice as a coach.

 

*Note: There are similarities between this module and the NCCP Basic Mental Skills module. While the NCCP Basic Mental Skills module provides an overview to mental skill development and application, this module covers the knowledge of mental skill development at a deeper level and provides more opportunities for coaches to practise. Both modules follow a similar structure, yet they cover different depths of applying the development of mental skills.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the focus skills that will help athletes achieve their goals in training and in competition
  • Train athletes in the focus skills that will help them achieve their goals in training and in competition
  • Work with athletes or teams to identify appropriate outcome, performance and process goals
  • Use debriefing skills to work with athletes and assess their performance in training and in competition


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NCCP Teaching and Learning



Teaching and Learning (Multisport) is designed to help coaches optimize student learning by implementing effective teaching methods and tools into lessons. 

 

Upon completion, you will be able to: 

  • Assess your own beliefs regarding effective teaching 

  • Analyze certain coaching situations to determine if they promote learning 

  • Create conditions that promote learning and self-esteem  



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Empower +



NCCP Empower+ is an intense and thought-provoking workshop that will teach you how to enhance the well-being of your athletes and be a positive role model in the world of sport. After completing the NCCP Empower+ module, you will be able to: • critically reflect on your own experiences in sport; • recognize the potential for, and presence of maltreatment in sport; • determine when and how to intervene when you observe or suspect maltreatment; • apply the six-step NCCP Decision-making Model to make ethical decisions related to maltreatment in sport; and • identify the conditions related to creating positive and healthy sport experiences that enhance the well-being of athletes in your care.

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NCCP Core Training for Coach Evaluators



NCCP Core Training for Coach Evaluators is designed to help Coach Evaluators learn how to assess, evaluate, debrief, and follow up with coaches to help them achieve certification. The Core Training for all Coach Evaluators must be completed to progress on the Coach Evaluator pathway. 



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NCCP Core Training for Learning Facilitators



NCCP Core Training for Learning Facilitators is designed to help Learning Facilitators acquire the appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitudes to facilitate learning sessions that produce skilled and knowledgeable coaches. This training must be completed in order to progress on the Learning Facilitator pathway. 



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NCCP Core Training for Master Coach Developers



NCCP Core Training for Master Coach Developers is designed to help Master Coach Developers learn how to select, train, evaluate, support and mentor NCCP Coach Developers (Learning Facilitators, Coach Evaluators, and other Master Coach Developers). This training must be completed to progress on the Master Coach Developer pathway. 



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NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills



The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop, presented by TeamSnap, provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental movement skills and the core-competencies of the NCCP, with the help of significant hands-on activities. Through this interactive workshop, participants gain the ability to: Detect and correct basic errors for fundamental movement skills in participants so they have a choice to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle; Apply a teaching process to promote the development of fundamental movement skills; Adapt fundamental movement skills for participants with intellectual, physical, sensory, or behavioural disabilities; Lead activities that will promote the development of fundamental movement skills in a safe, responsible manner while interacting with others; and Provide stage-appropriate feedback to encourage and develop fundamental movement skills in participants.



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NCCP Mentorship



The NCCP Mentorship module prepares individuals for their roles as mentors with clarity of purpose and confidence in their actions. The training reaffirms and strengthens their abilities and skills as a mentor, while expanding upon the mentor’s knowledge of the mentoring process. Completing the training will provide the mentor with the necessary standards and protocols to implement mentoring within their coaching community.

 

After completing the NCCP Mentorship module, you will be able to:

  • understand the concept of mentoring;
  • understand the process of cognitive coaching;
  • acquire and use communication skills required to be an effective mentor;
  • use the three steps of the mentoring process.


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NCCP Performance Planning



In order to achieve peak performance, an athlete’s training program needs to be periodized according to the demands of their sport as well as their individual development needs. The Performance Planning module allows coaches to reflect on the structure of a yearly plan and appropriately sequence training and development priorities so as to achieve peak performance.

After completing the NCCP Performance Planning module, you will be able to:

  • perform a thorough analysis of the demands of your athletes’ sport at the elite (high performance) level;
  • outline a program structure based on training and competition opportunities;
  • identify appropriate measures for promoting athlete development within our own program;
  • integrate yearly training priorities into your own program;
  • organize and sequence training priorities and objectives on a weekly basis to optimize adaptations; and
  • evaluate the ability of your athletes or team to perform up to their potential in competition. 

Note: this module includes a two-hour pre-workshop session.

This course is delivered by the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives of the Coaching Association of Canada.  You will be taken to a 3rd party website to register.



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